Gaku Ishiwata

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Gaku Ishiwata

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Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5223-7753
FAX
+81-3-5223-7653

Practice Areas

Gaku Ishiwata:Awards

Awards
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Awards
Firm receives Finance Law Firm of the Year and Projects & Energy Law Firm of the Year and Gaku Ishiwata receives Outstanding Achievement Award at Chambers Japan Awards 2019
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Global 2019

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Gaku Ishiwata:News

Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became a visiting professor at The University of Tokyo Graduate School
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became the member of the Fair M&A Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Firm News
Firm's lawyers take part in the creation of the "Guidebook for Introducing New Stock-based Compensation ("Restricted Stock") as Board Members' Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management," released by the Corporate System

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Gaku Ishiwata:Seminars

Nov. 16, 2010MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar
Jul. 29, 2008External Seminars
"Largest-Ever Buyout By A Foreign Company - A Legal Perspective"
Nov. 7, 2007MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar

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Gaku Ishiwata:Publications

Book Article
"Changes in M&A"
Book Article
"Legal Practice for Handling Corporate Crises and Wrongdoing Cases [2nd ed.]"
Book
"Changes in Shareholders Meetings"

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Gaku Ishiwata:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1995)
  • University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2001)
  • with Davis Polk & Wardwell (2001-2002)

Major Activities

  • Member of Committee for Study of Limited Liability Companies, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2002-2003)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Tax Framework for Corporate Acquisitions, Divisions and Other Corporate Reorganizations, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of Corporate Value Study Group, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Japanese LLP, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of First Subcommittee, Sectional Committee on Financial System, Financial System Council (2005-2006)
  • Lecturer at Kyoto University Law School (2007-2016)
  • Outside Director of Xebio Holdings Co., Ltd. (2008-) 
  • Member of Study Group for Employee Stock Ownership Plan, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2008-)
  • Member of Working Group Regarding New Scheme etc. for M&A, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2010-)
  • Member of Liaison Conference on Corporate Governance, organized by Financial Services Agency (2010-)
  • Member of Disclosure System Working Group, Specialized Legal System Study Group, Financial Services Agency (2011-)
  • Outside Director of United Arrows Ltd. (2013-)
  • Outside Director of Digital Hearts Holdings Co., Ltd. (2018-)
  • Member of the Fair M&A Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2018-)
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (2019-)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1997; New York, 2002
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association